Overwatch Summer Games skins revealed: Surf 'n' Splash Torbjorn, American Reaper, and more - Dexerto
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Overwatch Summer Games skins revealed: Surf ‘n’ Splash Torbjorn, American Reaper, and more

Published: 16/Jul/2019 19:18 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 20:19

by Alan Bernal

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The Overwatch Summer Games launched on July 16 and the Blizzard devs have once again introduced a bevy of skins for heroes that show them off in completely new ways, especially for Torbjorn.

Blizzard’s annual summer event has arrived a bit sooner than a lot of players are used to, but it’s still bringing all the events, tune-ups, and features that the Overwatch community have come to expect.

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One of the main seasonal offerings Overwatch players look forward to as the heat rises are the wacky to downright bizarre skins that come packaged with the Summer Games update, and this year is no exception.

Overwatch Summer Games new skins

It seems Blizzard is dipping their collective toes on releasing new entries on tons of previous thematic skins.

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Players will be able to unlock everything from ‘Zhonguo’ Mei to an incredible ‘Lúcioball’ which is actually a skin (and a play on the name) for everyone’s favorite hamster mech pilot Wrecking Ball.

Zhonguo Mei

Lúcioball (Wrecking Ball)

While those skins definitely give players a great new option to decorate their heroes, one of the more popular skins by far will be the latest look for Torbjorn which does away with unnecessary clothing while showing off new beach-centric augments for the weapons designer.

While Torb dressed down, Genji suited up in traditional Japanese Kendo gear with the ‘Kendoka’ skin introduced for the Summer Games.

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Surf ‘n’ Splash Torbjorn

Kendoka Genji

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Joining Mei with skins only available through Weekly Challenges are Reinhardt and Reaper who will also be representing their regions with a hardcore partriotic ‘American Reaper’ skin and an epic ‘Bundesadler Reinhardt.’

Finally, while his brother geared up, Hanzo dressed down to enjoy the splendor of the summer season with his Wave skin that gives him the most casual look to his character to date.

Bundesadler Reinhardt

American Reaper

Wave Hanzo

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The Summer Update is bringing a whole lot more

While players are going to be grinding games to collect all of the skins, Overwatch also released a bunch of emotes and other in-game items.

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Meanwhile, the Summer Games is also bringing back the hyped tradition of Lúcioball as players will no doubt express their dislike for the mode while draining hours into it.

The Summer Games is loaded this year, and Overwatch players will definitely have tons to do while the event is live from July 16 to August 5.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Lucioball in Overwatch
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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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